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  1. Ok since my success with my all in one bags I’m feeling confident enough to do my first bulk... I have plenty of spores but I’m not sure the tek I should use... what do you recommend for the best tek? Dub tub, Mono tub, etc?Which is the easiest for newbies ? Please give me the benefits... pros and cons of the different teks thanks all!
  2. Upright Freezer Incubator

    So guys I have a dream which I plan on starting on soon and I will add pics to follow. I have came across a rather large upright freezer it is an older style with the cooling tubes running through ever single rack. This being said I want to use this freezer as a giant incubator for all my grains and trays I'm going to do this using a 300 watt fish tank heater and water pump to pump warm water through coils above and below every rack to ensure even temps. I'm also later on going to be using air pump to pump in fresh filter air in the top for gas exchange which will go out the drain in the bottom along with any heavier co2 gases
  3. First time

    The title may be misleading as I am anything but a first timer... I’m more of an ex psychnaut who has decided it’s time to reconnect with psychedelics, I used to sell family crystal back in the 90’s in San Francisco, so that should give an idea of my experience level. So, I got some spores, got some all in one bags from a reliable dealer, and I have tried my hand at growing my own mushrooms successfully! So yesterday I had a few 🍄 veils break so I picked those off. It’s been a long a extremely patient time of learning and cultivating these fungi but these huge fruits growing are worth the wait! So I casually picked 3 huge 🍄 and split them with my wife... the 3 mushrooms weighed in at about 45+ Grams! (Never seen shrooms turn so blue!!) These particular 🍄 were Cambodian which were discovered near Angkor Wat- I’ve been there and it’s an incredible temple complex and you can clearly see the monks must’ve been munching those!! So at any rate we forced em down and proceeded to lay back on the bed and watch some movies as the weather was just too cold to go out and play... so about an hour later boom! Nicely buzzed with a great body high and some mellow visuals. I forgot how much fun it can be to just spend a day frying and watching everything breath and get all melty... not an enlightening trip just laughs and such... I’ll have to plan something fun for next time... what do do you like to do for fun when frying? Does anyone have any good ideas for fun things to do when frying?
  4. Ok so my Cambodian mushrooms veils are starting to tear on a couple of them... so should I pick them now? How far should I let the caps open? Also if they’re growing in like a big clump how can I safely remove them without disturbing the other mushrooms around them?
  5. First grow

    ok, so I did a shortcut and bought some all in one bags so I could learn about mushroom growth and inoculated them with some Z and a Cambodian, also penis envy and finally a Guadalajaran... the first 3 are in fruiting conditions now the others are colonizing as they were started at different times. So I think I’ve done pretty well and think I will try my own bulk grow next... regardless I’ve heard a lot of people say the bags are bad unless growing oysters but like I said I’m pleased with the results and think it was a good way to start. But I am here to learn and share my experiences as well... I know there is still plenty I can learn from experienced mushroom growers... so please any and all tips advice etc is greatly appreciated. Also on a side note do people on this forum discuss their psilocybin experiences? If so what section? Like is there a psychonaut section? so here are some pics of my pins so far... the Z strain is pinning like crazy and has about 100 plus pins on the cake, which I removed from the bag because pins were growing all over the sides and I wanted to let them grow freely and not get smooshed on the side.... the Cambodian is growing fewer fruits but they are huge pins! Fatter than my thumbs almost as fat as the base of my thumbs!! Now the PE is only growing blobs with two small pins so far as it seems far too finicky to just grow on their own and were probably too ambitious for a first time grow but I made some LC from the PE so I can try again later... when I do I hope some veterans can give me good advice...
  6. Blobs

    I thought I posted this already but then couldn’t find it and haven’t gotten any messages for replies so... help! I’m a noob... I got some all in one bags to get to know mushrooms... I inoculated one bag with penis envy and it colonized then I mixed it and it recolonized and then I exposed it to fruiting conditions... it has no pins but has grown a bunch of mutant looking blobs that look like deformed caps and some with white mycelium on them... so does anyone have advice?? It’s been a month in fruiting conditions.... it shows no signs of contam but is blobby so should I open the bag and remove the blobs and put it in a FC? Shock it with cold? What can I do to attempt to get some mushrooms instead of weird blobs... I attached pics and I know they’re hard to see but it should give an idea...
  7. Hello, I'm new at this, can someone help me with this? I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Im doing a wheat grain spawn and inoculated with mycelium (I found the mushrooms in the wild and tooked the spores) I've been very carefull in all my processes. Any information will be usefull
  8. Hello everyone! For the last few months I've been doing lots of reading on the effects and benefits of using psilocybin mushrooms and have decided I would give it a try. I have never had a real psychedelic experience unless you count a couple high dose cannabis edibles that sent me way beyond any place I have ever been. Without having friends who used psychedelic mushrooms I had no way of acquiring the mushrooms and with 2 feet of snow on the ground foraging was totally out of the question… I also have zero experience with picking wild edibles so I knew this wasn't an option. Anyway, I decided to grow my own and this is where I'm at. I'm currently in the middle of my first attempt at growing my own mushrooms using the PF tek method with BRF cakes and a FC. So far I've had luck with all 10 cakes colonizing their jars without contamination. All 10 jars are at least 80% colonized or more… but variably so. They have been colonizing for 18 days at 71F with indirect sunlight coming through a window. The pictures are present time. Here is my plan of attack. Once the jars are fully colonized I'll let them sit for another week so they can really take hold of the substrate. Then I'll birth them and soak for 24 hours. I have a FC where I'll use 4-5 inches of perlite and the cakes will sit on top of a small piece of tin foil. This is the point where I'm not quite sure what works best or what should be done and when. Once in the FC should I drop the temperature? I've seen some people say 68F is ideal while other people make no mention of temperature. What do I do if the cakes do not colonize at the same rate? Do I wait until they are all fully colonized or birth them as they become ready? Once they are in the FC do I mist the perlite, walls, and the cakes… or only the perlite and walls? Also, how much do I mist each time? I plan on misting and fanning 2-3x/day. I'm not even really sure what I'm looking for when fanning to be honest. Seems like most people fan for 90 seconds to 2 minutes so I guess I'll follow suit. Last question that I have at this time is how do I go about picking? If a cake has some that are ready to pick and some that are not do I pick the entire cake or only the ones that are ready? I'm super stoked and will update too often!
  9. Spawned grain jars using spore syringe, mixed with purchased bulk substrate, and then use a monotub, utilizing a tray for easier soaking between flushes. Cubensis SA Ive been successful in the past with other strains, but my current tray hasn't seen any growth in over a week. Some of the caps have lightened in color, which I assumed was maturation, but the mushrooms havent done anything in a while and appear to be rotting? Or am I just being impatient? Based on my limited experience I want to pull them, soak, and go for flush two. Maybe too much moisture/ too little? The only thing ive done differently is I went on a 3-day ski trip early on before 1st pin so no FAE, but I dont see how that would have affected this now.
  10. So I want to do a Monotub-grow and use horse manure as substrate. The problem is that i can't find simple dehydrated manure. I can only get HPoo pellets. The pellets are 100% HPoo and have 1.9% nitrogen and 1% phosphorus. Can I use those pellets for a bulk substrate? Help would be appreciated
  11. I have been waiting for this batch of mushrooms to colonize for over a month now and still nothing! This happened on my last batch too, but I assumed that because I ordered them while it was 110 degrees out that the heat killed the spores... Would anyone be able to tell my what I could have done to keep my jars from colonizing? Also, would anyone be able to ID this contam? It's light green, and wanted to make sure on the type of contam so I know how to dispose of it...
  12. Hey guys seems like I can't get a reply here. Gonna give it one last try them I'm closing my account. Are these ready to harvest and steps I need for flush should I use 3% peroxide in my flush water thanks.
  13. Hey guys seems like I can't get a reply here. Gonna give it one last try them I'm closing my account. Are these ready to harvest and steps I need for flush should I use 3% peroxide in my flush water thanks.
  14. Can ya guess what my dumbass did? I thot the extra white stuff grow in on myc and shrooms was tam and I saw a little greenish discoloration so I put just a tiny bit of iso on a qtip and tap it on the worse spot. Well ok I found out the white stuff just more myc and the green stuff a little bruising. Now I've bruised the shit outta my babies. What's the verdict this try just done for or do is have a chance?
  15. I was wondering if my cake looked like there was more pins on its way? cause I have only had the two since ive birthed it which was 2 am on the 20th. The pins started in the jar so I birthed it but they haven't grown a lot since then, why are they growing so slow, should they be bigger after two days?
  16. Hey everyone !! Hope I am in the right place ...couldn't figure out with the life of me how to post on here but .... I think I am doing it now lol soo... correct me if I am wrong . Just did some rye grains and then worked PERFECT and I wanted to share my tek for bulk growing with rye and horse manure
  17. Yesterday, I made another BRF Flatcake. My last one fruited great. I use a glass Pyrex square dish, broke up 3 colonized CAMBODIAN cakes in a plastic bag. Then dumped it into the Pyrex dish. I compacted the broken up cakes really well, then covered with a thin layer of damp, fine vermiculite. I then put saran wrap over top, and poked 5 small pinholes in it, covered by micropore tape. I put it back in my incubation shelf. It takes about 7 days to recolonize into one big flatcake that has more surface area than a regular cake does, which means more shrooms. I will birth the cake in about a week by taking a spatula and flipping the cake out of the Pyrex and the bottom on top. Then I dunk it for 24hrs, and add a top layer of damp verm. Then it goes Into my medium size SGFC on a metal rack just above the perlite, which is 5" inches deep. I tried this last month and I got mad pins that turned into nice size mushrooms. It flushed twice then got green mold so I dumped it. But it worked great, I only expected to get 2 flushes anyway, I rarely get a third with BRF Cakes ever... The Flatcake is about 3/4ths of an inch thick, and 8" by 5" in width/length. I definitly recommend trying the tek out for yourself. It's a great way to increase yeild. Just make sure your cakes are the same strain and that it recolonizes again into one solid mass before taking it out of the Pyrex. I used cambos, as they colonize quickly and worked well on my first attempt last month. I only use CAMBODIAN variety nowadays. Busting the BRF Cakes up and casing in verm works without having to add bulk substrate because brown rice flower cakes are so nutritious already, and the vermiculite holds plenty of water for them too. Try it out and see how it works! Thanks!
  18. I innoculated the jars on the 20th of sept within alacabenzi lc it is now the 9th day, I innoculated straight downwards into the Substrate because I didi not know you were supposed to inject it to drip down the glass, there is healthy mycelium growing on one part but at the bottom there is some yellow orange, Is this bacteria or is it just early mycelium metabolites?
  19. I innoculated some jars with some Alacabenzi Liquid culture syringes and one jar that has some healthy Mycelium growing at the innulation point downwards but when you look at the bottom it has some yellow/Orange color on the bottom of the jar in the middle that is the size of a quarter It is just plain substrate though, is this early Mycelium Metobolites fighting a contaminent or is it a contaminent?
  20. I innoculated this jar on the 20th of Sept with Alacabenzis, Is this healthy looking mycelium?
  21. Contam ?

    So I’m about 80% sure this is just bruising. It’s only my second grow so I’m still learning. My first grow got Trich so I’ve seen it before and it doesn’t look like Trich. It’s a small tub so I’ve easily kept the entire surface misted the same. Everything has went perfect this is day 14 in fruiting. Then yesterday when I checked them there is this round blueish patch, which I also noticed has 0 pins, it hasn’t got bigger but it came for no reason, I’m wondering if something underneath is causing the damage? has anyone ever had random bruising end up being a contam underneath it ? Pics below.
  22. Are these hyphal knots?

    So I only have 1 grow to my name and it was a slightly successful Monotub, pulled 1 oz and then got Trich and tossed it, personally was very pleased. Anyway I wasn’t home when that tub pinned and fruited, was gone for 4 days and came back to pins, so I’m curious are all these little white dots hyphal knots? Cause they appeared 3 days ago after 4 days in fruiting, (7 total today) and there’s alottt, I can’t imagine those are all gunna be pins ? I’ve seen pics of RR’s knots and they look identical. What’s your thoughts?
  23. This is my first time growing here are 3 pictures of the same jar, growing has slowed noticeably all of a sudden, i suspect that i did not circulate the air well enough, i saw smiley blackish tops and here are i am, i only tried 1 jar my first time figured this type of thing would happen any advise and help would be great.
  24. I have a small 3x3 patch I made by burying some old tubs. how would I go about feeding and expanding the patch?